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Primrose Oil

Primrose Oil provides support for healthy skin, healthy joints and healthy cardiovascular function.‡

$29.00 or Original price was: $29.00.Current price is: $26.10. / month

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Description

Primrose Oil, also known as Evening Primrose Oil (EPO), comes from the seeds of the evening primrose plant.  Like black currant seed oil and borage oil, EPO contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a fatty acid that the body converts to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin E1 (PGE1).‡

Primrose Oil is cold-pressed and produced without the use of any solvents.‡

Used for centuries as nutritional support for a wide range of physiological functions, several studies have indicated that Primrose Oil may help support the look and feel of healthy skin.  A clinical trial reported that EPO supported healthy skin through a modulation of IFN gamma.  Another study revealed that EPO promoted skin health and led to a more favorable shift in eicosanoid metabolism.‡

Other studies suggest that EPO may support healthy lipid metabolism and may provide oxidative protection by promoting glutathione reductase and transferase activities.  A clinical trial reported that GLA in combination with EPA/DHA significantly promoted healthy cardiovascular function in women.  Additionally, EPO may potentially be supportive of premenstrual comfort.‡

 

 

Warning:  If you are pregnant or lactating woman, have any health conditions, or are taking any medication, make sure to consult your healthcare provider prior to use.

‡ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Ingredients

Dosage

One softgel capsules three times daily.

Count

90 Softgel Capsules

Science

Park KY, Ko EJ, Kim IS, Li K, Kim BJ, Seo SJ, Kim MN, Hong CK. The effect of evening primrose oil for the prevention of xerotic cheilitis in acne patients being treated with isotretinoin: a pilot study. Ann Dermatol. 2014 Dec;26(6):706-12. doi: 10.5021/ad.2014.26.6.706. Epub 2014 Nov 26. PMID: 25473222; PMCID: PMC4252667.

Schäfer, L. and Kragballe, K. (1991), Supplementation with evening primrose oil in atopic dermatitis: Effect on fatty acids in neutrophils and epidermis. Lipids, 26: 557-560. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02536604

Muggli, R. (2005), Systemic evening primrose oil improves the biophysical skin parameters of healthy adults. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 27: 243-249. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-2494.2005.00274.x

Horrobin DF. The role of essential fatty acids and prostaglandins in the premenstrual syndrome. J Reprod Med. 1983 Jul;28(7):465-8. PMID: 6350579.

McCarty CA, Berg RL, Rottscheit CM, Dart RA. The use of dietary supplements and their association with blood pressure in a large Midwestern cohort. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Nov 28;13:339. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-339. PMID: 24283381; PMCID: PMC3924237.

Duley L. Pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, and hypertension. BMJ Clin Evid. 2011 Feb 14;2011:1402. PMID: 21718554; PMCID: PMC3275298.

Abo-Gresha NM, Abel-Aziz EZ, Greish SM. Evening primrose oil ameliorates platelet aggregation and improves cardiac recovery in myocardial-infarct hypercholesterolemic rats. Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol. 2014 Mar 13;6(1):23-36. PMID: 24665356; PMCID: PMC3961099.

Jamal, G.A. and Carmichael, H. (1990), The Effect of γ-Linolenic Acid on Human Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Double-blind Placebo-controlled Trial. Diabetic Medicine, 7: 319-323. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-5491.1990.tb01397.x